Latvian airline airBaltic announces that by summer 2022 it expects to recruit 320 additional crew – 120 pilots and 200 cabin crew members. airBaltic group plans to primarily rehire its former pilots who had to be released due to the pandemic and airBaltic Pilot Academy graduates.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are pleased to see a growing demand for travel and have launched various new destinations this year. In line with an increasing vaccination coverage worldwide and eased travel restrictions, we are ready to scale our flight operations again. That is why we have come to a decision to rehire our former employees and add new team members to our crew for the next summer season.”
“In 2022, we also plan to receive eight additional brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft. By hiring additional flight crew now, we will continue our preparations for performing flights with a fleet of 40 aircraft which we expect to have by the end of 2022,” Martin Gauss added.
In addition to pilots, the airline will be welcoming also experienced cabin crew members, as well as candidates with no prior experience in aviation. The rehiring process will start this autumn and will proceed in stages until the beginning of summer 2022. Overall, airBaltic currently employs 1366 people, including 200 pilots and 342 cabin crew.